Today we are starting our conference Émilie Du Châtelet in Relation to Leibniz and Wolff – Similarities and Differences at the Univeristy of Paderborn. The conference is organised by Clara Carus (Paderborn University), Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard University) and Ruth E. Hagengruber ( Director of the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, Paderborn University).
At 3pm Ruth E. Hagengruber welcomes all our speakers and guests. Follwoing Mercator Fellow Jeffrey McDonough (Harvard University& Center HWPS) presents his talk: Émilie Du Châtelet Against Space. Prof. Dr. Jeffrey McDonough is Professor for Philosophy at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA). He is Director of the Harvard History Philosophy Workshop. His research focuses on the intersection of philosophy, science, and religion in Early Modern Europe, especially 17th Century. He is an expert on both Berkeley and Leibniz. His research and publications span a wide range of Leibnizian philosophy and science. He is now Fellow at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists from August 2022 to July 2023.
The first day of the conference is completed with the Elisabeth of Bohemia Prize Reception.